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Situated in the mountains, this romantic cottage is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Caerphilly Castle and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Castell Coch (Red Castle). University Hospital ...
17th Century Cottage With Mountain Views on the Outskirts of CardiffGet Rates
Situated in Caerphilly, this campsite is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Caerphilly Castle and within 9 miles (15 km) of Castell Coch (Red Castle) and Cardiff University. ...
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This family-friendly Newport hotel is located in a regional park, within 2 mi (3 km) of Caerleon Amphitheatre and Isca Augusta. Newport Wetlands and Friars Walk ...
£99 per night for 2 guests
Located in Cardiff City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from New Theatre and St. David's. National Museum Cardiff and Cardiff Castle are also within 10 ...
£79 per night for 2 guests
Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, St. David's Hall and Cardiff Bay. Principality Stadium and ...
£68 per night for 2 guests
Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Market, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Bay. Principality Stadium and Cardiff ...
£41 per night for 2 guests
Located in Butetown, this hotel is steps away from Doctor Who Exhibition and Cardiff Bay. Wales Millennium Centre and Techniquest are also within 15 minutes. ...
£67 per night for 2 guests
Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle. National Museum Cardiff ...
£55 per night for 2 guests
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Museum of Welsh Life (Welsh Folk Museum), St Fagans and Trelai Park. Victoria Park is 2.9 mi ...
£50 per night for 2 guests
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The town of Caerphilly has made a name for itself thanks to the eponymous soft, crumbly white cheese and the fantastical castle that guards the entrance to the Rhymney Valley, looking as if it has just emerged from a fairy tale rather than been built on the lush green ground that surrounds it.
Of course it’s not all cheese and castles in Caerphilly. Conveniently located in South Wales just seven miles from the vibrant capital of Cardiff, a 30 minute drive from the seaside shenanigans of Barry and in easy striking distance of some sumptuous South Wales scenery, Caerphilly offers visitors the perfect base for a holiday that takes in a little of all that the area has to offer.
Let’s return to that castle, because you too will be drawn to it time and time again. If you have ever dreamed about a castle it probably looked just like Caerphilly Castle, this archetypal building is so perfect it looks as though it has been specially created for a film set. The perfection is something of an illusion as this 13th century castle was lovingly restored in the 19th century by the Bute family into what we see today.
In fact, the towers reflect so ethereally in the duck lake that lies obligingly beneath the image has often been used by filmmakers to stunning effect. It’s the perfect place to let your medieval fantasies run riot whilst the castle’s history lays siege to your imagination.
Staying in Caerphilly feels very different to staying in Cardiff. Although the vibrant capital is only seven miles away its suburbs are cut off from Caerphilly by the intervening hills. You can enjoy a more relaxed pace of life here yet still dip in and out of the cultural delights of the capital and the beautiful beaches of nearby Barry. There are excellent road and rail links between Caerphilly and Cardiff so you are never more than a quick trip away.
Throughout the year Caerphilly holds its own events that help it to maintain a distinctly different identity to its larger neighbour. There is a wonderful food festival in May that brings the best of the region’s produce into a celebration of gastronomy, and, of course, the unmissable Big Cheese Festival in July with music, fairs, parades and cheese galore.
Around Caerphilly you can make the most of the great outdoors. Country parks such as Sirhowy Valley offer thousands of acres of woodland and meadows to walk or cycle through by the sinuous curves of the Sirhowy River. In Cwmcarn Forest there are excellent mountain bike trails in the South Wales hills whilst anyone making the ascent to the observatory at Parc Penallta will be rewarded with marvellous views across the country and the largest figurative earth sculpture in the UK, a strident horse named Sultan galloping over the fields below.
Laid-back Caerphilly offers a more relaxed holiday but there’s plenty to pack in should you so wish.